Author: Ohio Center for the Book

Jan Adkins

Born:  1944 Ohio connection: Birth Gallipolis Born in Gallipolis and raised across the river in Wheeling, West Virginia, author, designer and illustrator Jan Adkins describes himself as “an explainer, a storyteller with words and images, an advocate for young minds, a resource for images, and a dinosaur holdout for simplicity and grace in illustration, design …

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NaNoWriMo 2020

NaNoWriMo 2020

During November, we welcome the observance of U.S. holidays and events celebrated around the world.   We honor U.S. veterans and recognize the heritage of indigenous people. We promote adoption awareness and praise aviation history. We celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and commemorate special and even whimsical events like World Vegan Day and National Deviled Eggs …

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An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

The Ohio Center for the Book was fortunate to be asked by the Ohioana Library to host an outreach event for the Ohioana Book Festival this year. Tom Batiuk of Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft fame and Jay Kalagayan, creator, writer, and publisher of MeSseD Comics, had a wide-ranging conversation with our Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Valentino Zullo. …

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Adopt A Book: Library of Congress State Literacy Award Winner!

Adopt A Book: Library of Congress State Literacy Award Winner!

The Ohio Center for the Book is very pleased to announce that Adopt A Book, Inc. was selected as one of the ten winners of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program! With the current pandemic, we were unable to present the award to Adopt A Book co-founders Alex Laman and Hannah Laman and president …

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Own a Unique Piece of Artwork by Legendary Comics Creator Sina Grace!

Own a Unique Piece of Artwork by Legendary Comics Creator Sina Grace!

Now that we have your attention, read on to hear how you can own a unique piece of artwork by legendary comics creator Sina Grace! He’s not from Ohio, but to paraphrase Robert Burns: The best-laid schemes of mice and menGo often askew Before the closures due to the pandemic, the Ohio Center for the …

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